Over at GeekDad, Dave Banks writes "21--no, 12 Geeky Reasons Why Rush Should Be Inducted into the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame." He mentions their 24 gold- and 14 platinum-selling records and their 40 million discs sold, but his justification goes far beyond mere mercantilism. Read it, and go sign the petition for Rush's induction. It's been a few years since I saw Rush live, and an Induction ceremony set would make me quite happy.
While examining the list of HOF inductees, it appears that the most obvious omission besides Rush is Yes--I don't understand how that seminal progressive-rock group could have been overlooked, either.